- OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin 09 | 23 February – 1 March 2015
- FEWS NET Food Security Outlook - January to June 2015
- OCHA: Periodic Funding Analysis - January 2015
Appeals & Funding
Protracted violence in Unity and Upper Nile states results in displacement, casualties, and property destruction
Humanitarian agencies continue efforts to improve food security with the delivery of emergency food assistance
Health organizations confirm a cholera outbreak in Eastern Equatoria State
Médecins Sans Frontières-Belgium (MSF-B) announces full closure of its activities in Sudan, citing inability to access populations in need.
Unidentified militants injure one and kill three Sudanese aid workers with the Sudanese Red Crescent Society (SRCS) in Blue Nile State.
The U.S. Government (USG) announces nearly $273 million in new FY 2015 funding to the crisis both inside and outside South Sudan
OCHA and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) hold summit on humanitarian response in South Sudan
2.5 million people continue to face Crisis and Emergency-level food security conditions; geographic location of food insecurity shifts
The current crisis in South Sudan has displaced nearly 2 million people since December 2013.
Relief agencies completed the relocation of the displaced population previously sheltering at the UNMISS Tomping protection of civilians (PoC) site to the U.N. House PoC 3 site in Juba town,
Central Equatoria State, on December 24.
Recent fighting in northern Jonglei State has reportedly displaced an estimated 100,000 people, according to local sources.
A dengue fever outbreak in Sudan’s Darfur region had resulted in 137 reported cases as of December 14.
Hostilities continue to result in deaths and injuries in Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N)-controlled parts of Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.
Conflict-affected individuals from South Sudan continue to arrive in Sudan.
The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation deteriorated along the Red Sea coast in the central outbreak region during November. Aerial and ground operations treated swarms and groups of adults and hoppers on close to 83,000 ha in Sudan during this month. A few adult locusts were detected on the Gulf of Aden & the Red Sea coastal plains in Yemen the last week of November. No locusts were reported in Ethiopia, Oman or Somalia and no reports were received from Eritrea or Saudi Arabia during this period (DLCO-EA, DLMCC/Yemen, LCC/Oman, PPD/Sudan).
Intermittent clashes continue to generate humanitarian needs and drive displacement in Jonglei, Unity, and Upper Nile states.
High-level U.N. official concludes advocacyfocused South Sudan visit.
Relief organizations continue to express concern regarding potential for food insecurity in 2015.
On October 2, the Government of the Republic of South Sudan (GoRSS) delayed passage of the proposed Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Bill, due in part to pressure from the humanitarian community to stall the controversial legislation.
Relief actors continue to improve and expand protection of civilian (PoC) sites and assist with voluntary relocation efforts.
USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) is responding to humanitarian needs in countries in East and Central Africa (ECA)2 that are experiencing complex emergencies characterized by widespread violence and internal displacement, as well as helping countries to address chronic or recurrent challenges, including acute food insecurity, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity.
Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.
The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation remained calm in September in summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region. Only a few adults and hoppers were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad. A similar situation may be present in northern Mali where surveys were not possible.
Algeria, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia remained calm during this month.
U.S. Government (USG) provides additional $83 million for emergency response assistance
Despite improving food security conditions, South Sudan faces one of the world’s worst food security crises
Land works and aid lead to incremental improvements at civilian protection site in Bentiu town, Unity State
Heavy rains and associated flooding affect more than 277,000 people across Sudan
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) signs agreement with the Government of Sudan (GoS) to resume operations in Sudan following a nine-month suspension
The U.S Government (USG) provides more than $287 million in FY 2014 to support humanitarian efforts across Sudan
The Desert Locust (SGR1) situation remained calm in winter, spring and summer breeding areas in the western outbreak region in August and only low density adults were reported in Mauritania, Niger and Chad, and a similar situation is highly likely in northern Mali where the ongoing security situation continuous undermining survey operations. No locusts were reported in Algeria, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia during this month.